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The Centennial of the Discovery of SS Cygni

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Martha L. Hazen

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Presented at the 85th AAVSO Annual Meeting, November 2, 1996

 

Abstract

 

The variability of SS Cygni was discovered 100 years ago by Miss L.D. Wells at the Harvard College Observatory. Details of its discovery cannot be found; early plates indicate a discovery date shortly before September 23, 1896.

 

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